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NO GOOD DEED ��� The interior of the Payne Mansion at Selby Gardens reflects historic preservation efforts in Sarasota County. Photo by Ebyabe via Wikipedia Commons HELP OFFERED FOR OWNERS OF ���HISTORICALLY CHALLENGED��� BUILDINGS By Stan Zimmerman City Editor Sometimes when you do the right thing, it can ance company cancelling his policy. ���We don���t rebound and hurt you for a long time. One of insure historic buildings,��� the letter said. Sarasota���s favorite newspapermen, Bob ArdHe never was able to obtain conventional inren, found himself in that position once. surance after that, relying instead on the suArdren lived in a 1911 fisherman���s cottage one per-expensive insurance with minimal covblock west of the Selby Library on Second erage that banks use to cover a mortgage Street. It did not have air conditioning or heat, balance. but it suited him to a tee. He decided to get Ardren was not alone. his home enrolled on Many who list a home, the historical register, business, church or The elephant in the room is, and he ended up with other not-for-profit a nice brass plaque on insurance is expensive for many historic property on a historiproperties, and it is inadequate. the front door. cal registry find themDavid McMahon He also ended up with selves in the same Atlas Insurance a letter from his insurquandary.

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